Regulation Machinations

Haugsted, Linda
February 2005
Multichannel News;2/21/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p27
Focuses on the regulatory barriers to be faced by telecommunication companies SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications, Inc. from its plan to invest in plants to offer video services and to install fiber-to-the-home infrastructure in the U.S. in 2005. Description of the processes involved in local-franchising negotiations by Verizon executive vice president of public affairs and communications Tom Tauke; Impact of the existing franchising structure on telecommunication companies according to Craig Moffett, senior cable and satellite industry analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.; Definition of cable operation under Title VI of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.


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